I'm still nostalgic for point-and-click PC adventure games. You know, ridiculously obscure puzzles that require you to combine things in an ungodly marriage, wringing your extremities in rage as you scream, "HOW THE EFF WAS I SUPPOSED TO THINK OF THAT?" And, the pointy finger, your tour guide to mystery, so often used to idly poke characters in the eyes and nose during the long, long loading screens.
Don't play with me; you know you did that.
Anyway, maybe it's time for me to break out the Ben-Gay and start watching The Price is Right reruns in my Barcalounger or something, while I ponder which denture cream has the firmest grip with the least amount of messy ooze (yet, why are all denture commercials choral musicals now?)-- but on the off chance you and I have a yen for oldschool adventure in common, check out these of upcoming indie point-and-click adventure games for the PC. Did I mention they're freeware? Score!
Of course, you could check out these screenshots, too. They're for Sherlock Holmes vs. Arsène Lupin, an upcoming PC game from Focus Home Interactive. Yes, that Lupin. No, it's not an anime. Hit the jump to read more!
This is an almost immediate follow up to Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, which my sources tell me is already out in the UK and slated, along with Arsène Lupin, for a US release later this year. That's right, I said "my sources." I'm so well-connected you could run broadband through me. Anyway, in The Awakened, you play the iconic detective versus-- get this-- a cult of Cthulu. How cool is that?
From the press release:
Could be kinda rad, right?
GameSpot gave The Awakened a healthy 8.3 -- GAMESPOT SAYS IT GOOD THAT MUST MEAN IT IS !!! Seriously, though, I'm looking forward to these games with girlish glee-- any of you Brits played The Awakened yet? Dig these new Arsène Lupin screenshots, and tell me your thoughts, my dears.
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